Michael "Mike" Clepper
1954 - 2017
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Michael "Mike" David Clepper
1954-2017
Mike Clepper, 63, of Houston, Texas, passed away on June 2, 2017, at Methodist Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.
Mike was born in Osaka, Japan, on March 19, 1954. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, Texas, and continued on to become a Certified Shorthand Reporter in the State of Texas.
Mike worked as a court reporter beginning in 1985. He went on to found Independent Reporting with Terri Miller, which became known as DepoTexas, Inc., now Lexitas.
Mike was actively involved in the Houston Court Reporters Association as Past President and was a Founding Member and Director of the Texas Deposition Reporters Association. Mike had a deep love and passion for the court reporting field.
Mike enjoyed traveling and fishing. Mike loved horses and helped rescue and rehabilitate many wild horses. He enjoyed volunteering on Habitat for Humanity projects.
Mike is survived by his wife Tammy Brown; children, Lauren Clepper, Sean Clepper, daughter-in-law Ashley Clepper, grandchildren Hayden and Andrew Clepper; stepson, Jordan Brown; mother, Patsie Clepper and stepfather, Warren Scott; sister, Lisa Clepper and brother-in-law, David Clugston; and brother, Larry Clepper and sister-in-law, Bonnie Clepper. Mike is preceded in death by his father Len L. Clepper.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ACC Foundation - The Michael Clepper Memorial Scholarship Fund at Alvin Community College or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Jun. 9, 2017.
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June 26, 2017
Table 8 will dearly miss you, our friend. Rest in peace.
Mike's seasoned words during network sharing discussions, the example he put out for the world, and his friendship around the table will all be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Your Table 8 Friends
Debbie Dusseljee
June 18, 2017
So sorry, Mike will always have a special place in my heart. I will never forget him.
Bernadette Brown
June 12, 2017
Sending our deepest condolences. Tammy you and your family are in our prayers.
CoCo Brigman
June 12, 2017
Sandra Mierop
June 10, 2017
I am currently a first-year court reporting student and was blessed to be introduced to Mike in the very beginning of my program. I will be forever grateful that he so graciously volunteered his time to meet with me to discuss all aspects of court reporting. give me a tour of DepoTexas, and encourage me in a career I know he was very passionate about. Although I didn't know Mike very well, I know he was a good man; and he had a very positive impact on life. My sincere condolences go out to Mike's family and loved ones.
Scott Lever
June 10, 2017
Gina Bench
June 9, 2017
TO THE FAMILY&FRIENDS;

My sincere condolences on your great loss,
may the GOD of comfort give you comfort and strength in such difficult times. PSALM 29:11.



C.J.Illinois
June 9, 2017
Mike was the best boss any court reporter could ask for. He was always so fair, generous, kind, understanding, and good-hearted. Mike was loved by many and he will be missed tremendously. Our deepest condolences go out to Tammy and all Mike's family, friends, and employees.
Stacie Conner
June 9, 2017
We send our deepest sympathies to Mike's family and loved ones. We are so honored to have known and worked alongside Mike. He will be very sorely missed.
Susan Miller
June 9, 2017
Mike was always such a nice person and a pleasure to know. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and all who loved him.
Renee Martinez
June 9, 2017
My deepest condolences to the Clepper family. I am a reporter at the Corpus Lexitas office and Mike was always so kind, energetic, and enthusiastic towards the reporters and the profession as a whole. May he rest in peace.
Julie Lumbrezer
June 9, 2017
Mike, Sheila Skidmore, Sheila Bellow at NOLA CR convention
I worked for Mike & Terri at IR in early '90s. Mike was always a kind and gentle soul, always had a smile on his face. He was a great court reporter and leaves a great legacy for the profession. Mike will live on in my fond memories and will be loved through eternity. Prayers for his wife and family.
Sheila Bellow-Burton
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